New Jersey Massage, LLC

The North Jersey Massage Training Center

Since 1980

July Newsletter 2013

Parsippany Medical Complex

3699 U.S. Highway 46

 (973) 263-2229  


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In This Issue

3,500 classes later; why I have never charged for a meditation class!

Ben Bryant's Great Memoir:

Macrobiotic Summer Conference

July Continuing Education Classes: NCBTMB Provider Number 450461-07

MIND BODY DYNAMICS: Personal Trainers since 1984 right here in Parsippany!

Tai Chi/ Chi Kung with Sifu Gary Carbone

Join Larry in his 37th year of teaching the Sacred Heart Meditation FREE Thursday, July 11th 8pm at TerraSky in Summit

Next Professional Massage Clinic dates are Sundays July 7 + 21st Just $55 an hour!

This month's massage specials: Take $20 off an hour Deep Tissue Massage Therapy Facial: Traditional Barefoot Shiatsu: Muscle Stripping of LEGS: Cellulite be gone!

Food for Thought: Coconut Oil, Yogi Berra Tries to Explain Jazz, IMUS's wonderful wife Deidre, Arthur's Inspirational Video, The Dalai Lama


3,500 classes later; why I have never charged for a meditation class!

by Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT


An excerpt from Larry's as of yet unpublished book: 

The Book of Life Lessons




            When my brother Richie came back from India in the early 1970's, he was hip, smart and inspirational. With his encouragement and guidance my spiritual education began as a teenager. In those early days, my exploration in consciousness was surrounded by what seemed to be fantastic, even miraculous events. I guess synchronicity seems to abound when an individual shifts focus from being an observer and victim, to a participant in their own growth experience. Perhaps the dramatic realization that the entire universe is a participant in your personal, spiritual evolution invokes a Rip Van Winkle effect. It's that special moment, when you realize the purpose of life is to evolve and the whole universe has been created to help you do just that. Suddenly, Jesus' words, "He that has the eyes to see, let them see, he that has the ears to hear, let them hear," are understood. This awakening or moment of realization in Zen is referred to as "Satori," or as Hilda liked to call it, "An instant shock of God awakening!"


            In 1973, I remember reading a story in a magazine about consciousness entitled, The New Age Journal. The article had a picture and story of an extraordinary spiritual teacher and healer in lower New York City. She went by the name, Hilda, nothing more, simply Hilda. I recall saying to myself, "Now that's refreshing, in my world inundated with swami's, sensei's and shaman's, baba's and booboo's, there's a Hilda." As I read the article and viewed her picture I was moved by her deep orbited eyes and her beautiful words of love and spiritual mastery. I made a mental note of her name and quickly moved along with my day.


 At least a year went by. I was at home reading the local Manhattan newspaper the Village Voice when she showed up again. An article about a charismatic woman named Hilda. The article stated Hilda taught the meditative healing arts in downtown N.Y.C. at a church named St. Luke's. One hundred and fifty people would crowd into a small, almost claustrophobic room, to hear and be in this woman's presence. Some were calling her "A healing saint," others said she possessed an endless, "Reservoir of love." By this time in my life, I was firmly grounded into meditation and yoga. Once again, I was moved by what this woman had to say in the Voice column. "I'd like to go to that meeting," I thought to myself. But college, work, a rock band, a girl friend, left little time in the day. I soon forgot about Hilda and continued my practice and studies.  Another year flew by and now I was working as a teacher and in graduate school, both full times. One Thursday, fall of 1975, my Brooklyn girlfriend Ilene called me excitedly to announce she was going with friends to a spiritual meditation class in the Village. I said, "Don't tell me, you are going to Hilda's class?" She exclaimed, "How did you know that?" I simply said, "I keep reading about her. Call me tomorrow and tell me all about it." The next day her excitement was all consuming. So much so, the following Thursday I was there, sitting on the cold concrete floor in the center of the room. The space was over crowded, elbow to elbow, and knee to knee. The audience was diverse; suits, hippies, young and old. There was a make shift band oddly leading both Hindu chants and western gospel songs. Some people were singing, others meditating, and still others, eyes closed, doing breathing exercises. A variety of incenses filled the air as in an open Indian bazaar. I was trying to take in the global feel of the place, but this scene had no reference file in my experiences. Suddenly, a serious hush came over the space as an older lady in a sky blue Indian sari entered the room. As she made her way up to the front, she casually touched people on their foreheads with an occasional bang on the chest. This was undoubtedly Hilda Charlton. The crowd parted, leaving an aisle for her and her entourage. She moved with an air of royalty, with a graceful sweetness about her. She sat in a comfortable chair reading letters and prayer requests from the audience. Once settled, Hilda stood and raised her hands. She was graceful, a life-long professional dancer. Her arms rose expressively, with conviction, as if she was dancing a tango and suddenly the crowd sat upright with a focused attention. Hilda began, "Let's make a miracle happen tonight kid's...! It's time to use your God given powers. Close your eyes for a few seconds. Pull inside....and get get firm like a master soul."


We sat for just a few minutes but it seemed to me like an eternity. Hilda then cut the silence, "Now hold your center, for the rest of the evening kids. Let's Om, and build up the vibratory rate in here, shall we." A chorus of sacred sound rose up as Hilda conducted the special invocation of Om's. Raising her arms again, she shook her hands intensely, sending her blessing out upon the crowd. It was a shower of love vibration and the audience lapped it up as if suckling at the feet of the Divine Mother. From there, the class took off. I cannot exactly tell you what went on as my mind was a rush of thoughts and impulses. By the break just before meditation, I had overloaded. This was just so foreign, so different than anything I had experienced or expected. I grabbed my coat and slinked out, fully intending to blow off the rest of the evening. On my way, I stopped in the lavatory. There I was standing at the vertical commode reflecting and dazed by what I had just witnessed when a very colorfully dressed, individual named Ganesh engaged me in a one way conversation. "You can't leave just yet", Ganesh whispered with an impish smile. "You've come this far, Hilda's meditation is extraordinary, yourself a favor, and stay." It was a bit of stretch for me to respond positively to someone whispering in my ear while I was peeing but I must admit, it's exactly what I needed.

With that intervention, I returned to my floor space. The lights were dimmed, soft singing began and Hilda led the group in breathing and visualization.


Her words were soft, inviting: "From the top of head, to the tip of your toes, I want you to visualize golden light. See it kids, feel it surround you, envelop you, now as if there was a nose in the center of your chest, breathe into your heart center this moment. On every breath, breathe in this healing power. You are made in the image and likeness of God, there can be no imperfection in you because there is no imperfection in God. I want you to believe in a miracle tonight kid's. Believe in a miracle with all your heart and soul".


Hilda took all 150 of us on an incredible journey. She invoked deities, saints and angels, directing them to bless us; "In the name of Jesus, in the name of holy lady Ammal, in the name of Sai Baba, touch these spiritual children tonight." She sweet talked with God and his emissaries, petitioning passionately, lovingly on our behalf. As I delved deeper and deeper inside, my head swelled with a golden luminosity. I heard Hilda's voice drawing nearer. The smell of roses washed over me like a wave and suddenly her voice seemed directly in my head. I felt an astonishing heat emanate around my heart and then my forehead exploded, melting into light.


I don't know how long I was stiff in meditation. When I became conscious, I was the last one in the room. That is all except for Ganesh, the magical gnome that I met in the lavatory. He was smiling while actually sweeping around me with a broom. I looked up, astonished.....all he said was, "Hilda's waiting outside for you". When I got outside, Hilda smiled at me lovingly, "First time kid?" I nodded sheepishly. She looked me up and down, as if she was reading my insides and then said, "I only invite a person to my class three times. You might find it a little strange at first, just give it a couple of sessions and see if it's something you'll benefit from." Then she opened her sari covered arms like a butterfly, hugged me and sent me on my way; numb, blessed and dumb-founded.


Wow, an invitation that took me years to accept, with no hard-sell and no money exchanged. From that moment on, I was one of Hilda's "kids."

Her generosity of spirit, her generosity with her love and time were unparalleled. She was an open vessel and we found ourselves in a real spiritual finishing school. Hilda's only request, we give away our love and service as generously and freely as she gave it to us.  






Folks my dear friend Ben Bryant has written a wonderful book. It's the story of his extraordinary life in Hollywood, on Broadway and with some of the great stars of yesterday and today. 

"Frankly, once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down."Larry Heisler 

Go to his web-site, there's a link to purchase the e book FOR $2.99 


"I can't stop reading. It's really quite a wonderful adventure....  I thought I'd just look for a minute and then...  I could not stop and now the day is passed.."

Joan Miner





This is one of the most transformational weekends you'll ever attend!




Three days of amazing classes and organic macrobiotic cooking from great chefs! 


CHECK IT OUT but don't hesitate, it sells out every year.

Kushi Institute Summer Conference 

Dolce Executive Conference Center in Basking Ridge, NJ.
2013 Summer Conference - August 1-4, 2013

  Healthy Body - Healthy Mind - Your Path to Total Health!







Presented by Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

Third Thursday of each month

May - August 2013!


We are excited to add another crucial piece to the healthy life pie. Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT, was the former director of nutrition education for the Parsippany Medical Complex. Join Larry one Thursday of each month at 8:15pm for a nutrition education program that will change your life.

Each week we will be discussing different aspects of healthy nutrition, from the practical, like daily food choices, shopping, menu planning, dining out and healthy recipes, to the clinical, like daily vitamin supplementation, acid/alkaline balance, and specific medicinal foods.    

May 16, 2013: The Clinical Nutrition Overview: The Do's, Don'ts and Why. Includes the aging body in light of the latest longevity research, understanding acid/alkaline balancing.

June 13, 2013: The Best Healthy Choices: Designing a healthy diet gradually and pain-free. Discusses the best food choices in every food category and specific traditional medicinal foods.

July 18, 2013: The Practical Considerations: daily food choices, shopping, menu planning, dining out, healthy recipes, and strategies for getting your family to change.

August 15, 2013: Making Supplements Work for You: What to take, how much and why.

When: Thursdays, May-August (May 16th, June 20th, July 18th, August 15th)

Time: 8:15-10:00pm
Cost: $40 per class OR $135 for the 4-class series

To Register Call: 908-277-1222 Pre-registration required    

Read what others have said about this program:
"I was very impressed by the quality of Heisler's workshop, which he presented to more than thirty-five teachers and school administrators in our district. He really motivated the teachers to take an honest assessment of their current health and nutritional practices and strive to improve the quality of their life. Larry's straightforward approach and extensive teaching background were very well received."
Betty Lou Bionde, Principal Parsippany School District

"New Jersey Massage conducted nine programs for Selective employees during our annual Employee Appreciation Week. These well-presented seminars were a great fit with our focus on wellness and nutrition, and our employees were very enthusiastic about the important health and wellness insights they learned. Many have told us they were making changes recommended in the Ten Things You Can Do to Dramatically Improve Your Life. At our corporate headquarters, we are following through on concepts introduced in the New Jersey Massage Wellness series by working with our food services vendor to provide additional healthy eating choices for employees. Understanding factors that contribute to good health and making the parallel nutritional and lifestyle choices clearly boosts both our personal and professional lives."
Gregory Murphy, Chairman, President and CEO Selective Insurance   


"Larry's knowledge is incredible- his openness with his hard earned information is inspiring. I will certainly be taking more of his classes!!" 

Ricki Demarest, LMT  

"Larry is an amazing teacher! His knowledge seems unlimited."
Christina Cucci, LMT 




July Master Classes for Massage Therapists, Nurses and Healers

NCBTMB Provider Number 450461-07

"Feeding your head since 1980!"  


"I love coming to this school. It amazes me what I learn here, it always goes beyond my expectations." Deborah Gallo, LMT




Time in

Time out





Thursday, 6/27/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Ultimate Back Medical Massage

Larry Heisler



Saturday, 6/29/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Traditional Barefoot Shiatsu: Supine 1

Larry Heisler



Tuesday, 7/2/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Headaches and Medical Massage

Larry Heisler



Monday, 7/8/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Cancer Massage

Cheryl Chapman



Tuesday, 7/9/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Wednesday, 7/10/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Myofascial Release - Series 1: Core/Upper Body/Scar Release

Sarah Borda



Thursday, 7/11/13

10:00 AM

5:00 PM

Heartsaver First Aid with CPR/AED

Joe Jazwick



Friday, 7/12/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Ultimate Practical 1

Larry Heisler



Saturday, 7/13/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Traditional Barefoot Shiatsu: Supine 2

Larry Heisler



Sunday, 7/14/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Sports Massage

Dr. Henry Roth



Monday, 7/15/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Ultimate Arm & Shoulder Medical Massage

Larry Heisler



Tuesday, 7/16/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

The Raindrop Technique

Joan Apter



Wednesday, 7/17/13

10:00 AM

5:00 PM

Ethics for Massage Therapy

Zoe Putnam



Sunday, 7/21/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Bamboossage: Bamboo Tool Massage Class

Eric Munn



Monday, 7/22/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Pregnancy Massage

Cheryl Chapman



Tuesday, 7/23/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Wednesday, 7/24/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Functional Integrated Therapy (FIT): Assessing and addressing soft tissue complaints for Upper and Lower Extremities 

Mark Carangelo



Thursday, 7/25/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Monday, 7/29/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Geriatric Massage Therapy: for the Mature and Aging Client

Cheryl Chapman





Saturday, June 29
Traditional Barefoot Shiatsu: Supine 1

Hands and Feet on

10-6pm 8 CE's $125
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

Join us for four career changing classes.


"The first 8,000 massage treatments I performed in my career were Traditional Barefoot Shiatsu sessions. I had studied for years with the Macrobiotic, Japanese and Korean Masters Michio Kushi and Sensei Masahiro Oki and was amazed at their breath of wisdom, power, insight and effectiveness. There wasn't any type of overhead bar or other props in the early 1970's and you did not walk on your client's body. Instead it was a very sophisticated form of bodywork using many parts of your own body to treat your client while concentrating on the energy lines called meridians and specific acupuncture points called tsubos." Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

PLEASE NOTE SUPINE 2 Saturday July 13th


Tuesday, July 2
Hands on

10AM-6PM 8 CE Hours $175
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT


Over 45 million Americans (about one in six) suffer chronic headaches each year.  Headaches therefore have a big economic impact -- when you have a throbbing pain in your head, it's hard to work.  The cost of these headaches in absenteeism and medical expenses is estimated as high as $50 billion per year.  Annually, people seeking treatment for headache pain account for 8 million consultations with physicians.  There are multiple causes of headaches and while most of these causes are not in the domain of massage therapy, tension and structural causes which account for many, are.  Join us for a comprehensive look at headaches and a surefire treatment plan that can be utilized for headache sufferers regardless of what the cause might be.  We have created a sophisticated massage therapy protocol for headache relief combining medical massage techniques like trigger point therapy, connective and deep tissue bodywork with traditional shiatsu for the neck, shoulders and upper back.


"This was the class I much needed and hoped for. It provided many techniques I will use everyday with my clients. Larry goes beyond my expectations of an average class and presents an outstanding class. I will be back again for another of Larry's classes."   Deborah Gallo, LMT


Monday and Tuesday July 8+9

10AM-6PM 16 CE Hours $325  

with Cheryl ChapmanRN, HNC, NCTMB



We are much honored to present our former graduate and the former President of the NJ Chapter of American Massage Therapy Association in this important training program.  This class fulfills insurance regulations requiring a basic mandatory understanding of utilizing massage therapy for cancer patients, as well as touching on life-altering illnesses. Cheryl will address the contraindications and the anatomy and physiology to positioning, draping, massage techniques, legal issues and documentation. This workshop is open to all levels of massage and bodywork practitioners, hospice caregivers and health care providers - especially those interested in cancer care. 


"Cheryl is very knowledgeable and approachable. Her desire to share massage as a healing presence and as a way to reconnect with the body, grows from a place of genuine care. Her class is informative, practical and inspirational. Thank you!"  Bernadine Ileto, LMT

"Cheryl is a wonderful and patient teacher."   Sara, LMT

"Cheryl is a gifted with her knowledge and teaching."   Gail Vaichulis, LMT


Wednesday, July 10th
Myofascial Release: Series One
Core/Upper Body/Scar Release

10am-6pm 8 CE Hours $175
with Sarah Borda, B.A., LMT, NCTMB


Looking for a way to energize your massage treatments?  Join us as John Barnes personal classroom assistant, Sarah Borda, LMT, NCBTMB teaches Myofascial Release principals and techniques as taught by her teacher John F. Barnes. From series 1 to 4, Sarah will help build your MFR education, filling you with extraordinary techniques that can be incorporated into your massage practice very easily and effectively. MFR can help your clients and you feel better by addressing the plethora of aches and pains your clients present to you. In addition, MFR is easy on your body, you will learn how to use balls, wedges, and tools that make your job easier and give you better results. In each seminar you will learn self-treatment techniques that will keep you healthy and more in tune with your own body. You will receive great treatment and also learn so much! Make it easier on yourself. Slow down, feel... and stop working so hard with MFR. As Sarah says, "Listen to your body, follow your heart."




"Fabulous class. Love Sarah!"  Mary Elliot, LMT

"Great teacher, great class!"  Anonymous LMT



Thursday, July 11th
Heartsaver First Aid with CPR/AED

10am-5pm 6 CE Hours $135
with Joe Jazwick, EMT


A must for every massage therapist and body worker, and a must for NJ State Certification. Join our expert EMT, Joe Jazwick, as he teaches rescuers to effectively recognize and treat adult emergencies in the critical first minutes until emergency medical services personnel arrive. The Heartsaver First Aide Course was developed to meet a widespread request for an American Heart Association course that integrates First Aide, CPR and the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED). Your certification is good for two years. Class size limited, register early!

"Our CPR program with Joe Jazwick, EMT is painless, entertaining and to the point."


"Very good, concise and I feel able to do CPR."  Anonymous LMT



Friday, July 12th
Ultimate Medical Massage: Hands on Practical 1

10am-6pm 8 CE Hours $175
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT


The pre-requisite for these classes is attendance in at least 4 Ultimate Series classes.

There are an estimated twenty soft tissue conditions that absolutely respond the best to soft tissue applications, this is what makes the type of work we do invaluable! It gives us our niche. As a medical massage therapist you are a soft tissue specialist.Larry will start by performing a complete massage session, demonstrating the techniques taught in the Ultimate Series. In addition, he will specifically address the complaints brought to us everyday in our practices and how to clinically assess and develop a treatment protocol using the advanced techniques we have learned. We will then continue by spending the remainder of the day in supervised practice, honing and developing the skills we have been immersed in.  If how you get to Carnegie Hall is practice, then we're going to tune up your hands for a great healing massage symphony.

"This class has given me much more than excellent new techniques. It has also encouraged me to change my lifestyle to a healthier way of being." Pat Warman, LMT



Saturday, July 13th
Traditional Barefoot Shiatsu: Supine

10am-6pm 8 CE Hours $125
with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

Join us for four career changing classes.
You will learn how to give a great shiatsu massage!
"The first 8,000 massage treatments I performed in my career were Traditional Barefoot Shiatsu sessions. I had studied for years with the Macrobiotic, Japanese and Korean Masters Michio Kushi and Sensei Masahiro Oki and was amazed at their breath of wisdom, power, insight and effectiveness. There wasn't any type of overhead bar or other props in the early 1970's and you did not walk on your client's body. Instead it was a very sophisticated form of bodywork using many parts of your own body to treat your client while concentrating on the energy lines called meridians and specific acupuncture points called tsubos." Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT


Sunday, July 14th

10am-6pm 8 CE Hours $175
with Dr. Henry Roth, DC, LMT, NCTMB


The modern history of sports massage started in 1924 at the Olympic games in Paris. In 1980, Jack Meahger with 30 years experience wrote the classic Sports Massage Book. In many European countries where Olympic athletes prepare for their trials, sports massage is a daily ritual. Come and take this one day workshop with former US Olympic Therapist, Dr. Henry Roth. He will inspire you to use his unique stretching emphasis, fast effleurage and quick petrissage techniques for pre and post event sports massage. Dr. Roth participated in many races where there were long lines waiting to use his services and every participant had a different issue related to muscle stress. This one day intensive will give you the agility and know how to handle any participant at any race arena. Please bring medium towels, sheets.


"Amazing instructor!"   Anonymous LMT

"Roth knows his stuff!"  Dan Storer, LMT



  Monday, July 15th
ULTIMATE ARM AND SHOULDER: Hands on Medical Massage

10am-6pm 8 CE Hours $175

With Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT


Join us as we focus specifically on the shoulder, the arm and its complaints by utilizing deep tissue and trigger point therapies, shiatsu and Larry's outstanding "stretch and strip" manual therapies approach. From frozen shoulder and rotator cuff work, to involvements in the deltoid, upper arms, flexors, extensors, elbow and wrist. When it comes to the arm and shoulder, this workshop transforms basic massage practitioners into sophisticated massage therapists.

"I always neglect the arm.  The techniques taught in this class were amazing!"   
Sandra Yocovelli, LMT 
"Larry always delivers amazing classes that get to the point in a knowledgeable and charming way- Fun in Learning!
Joyce Lantzman, LMT



Tuesday, July 16th

10AM-6PM 8 CE Hours $200
with Joan Apter, B.A., LMT


Essential Oils are the steam-distilled lifeblood of the plants. One drop of Peppermint Essential Oil is equal in potency to 28 cups of Peppermint herbal tea! Applied topically, they penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream, bringing their healing properties within seconds. Raindrop Technique is a massage in which a series of 7 specific Essential Oils are applied along the spine and back to promote circulation, muscle relaxation, tissue healing and more. The technique was created by Dr. Gary Young, N.D., based on his studies with a Lakota Medicine Man, Stanley Burroughs and his own expertise with Essential Oils. The technique is called Raindrop because the oils are dropped like rain along the spine. You will learn massage techniques specific to Raindrop Technique. The protocol will be demonstrated in full, followed by 2 hands-on session in which you will both give and receive a Raindrop, followed by questions and answers and safety precautions. You will also learn more about therapeutic grade essential oils, their history, use and application. You will leave the class feeling confident to apply the oils safely and explore more about this powerful healing modality. 

Raindrop Technique will add a powerful new modality to your practice, and boost your income!  
This class is appropriate for Massage Therapists, Nurses, LPN's, Naturopathic doctors, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Assisted Living staff, Spa owners and all Health Providers. 


You must have purchased the Raindrop kit before the class, so you will be ready to practice after the class. Please order your kit from the school.


"Joan Apter, who teaches our Raindrop Program, is a very meticulous instructor. Her students have given wonderful testimonials to us on her behalf. Statements like, "Best class I've ever taken", or "Joan's teaching style is clear, inspirational and fun!" An all important objective in our courses is for the student to feel assured that they can utilize the information that they have learned. This direct quote from one of our students demonstrates Joan's effectiveness; "I feel confident to practice the Raindrop Technique after taking this class."  Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

"Very educational, highly recommended."   Anonymous LMT 
"Joans knowledge and expertise really helped me to learn in depth about using these great oils."  
Anonymous LMT



Wednesday, July 17th

10am-5pm 7 CE Hours $160
with Zoe Putnam, M.A., LMT


All therapists understand that ethics rules are for the purpose of honoring our professional client-therapist interactions. Join us as our graduate massage therapy psychologist Zoe Elva Putnam takes you through the in's and out's of professional ethics for massage therapy. This course satisfies the 6 hour requirement for Ethics for the State of New Jersey, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork's and your professional organizations, AMTA or ABMP.   


"Zoe is dynamite!" Anonymous LMT


Sunday, July 21st
BAMBOOSAGE: Bamboo Tool Massage Class

10am-6pm 8 CE Hours $175
with Eric Munn, B.A., LMT, NCTMB


JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU'VE HEARD OF EVERY STYLE OF MASSAGE, addressing every avenue, there comes a new idea that really intrigues and works.
We've heard so many good things about this, so HERE IT IS!


Bamboossage® is an escape to the warm tropical breezes of the islands, via a set of bamboo and rattan tools that are warmed and used to massage the body. Our instructor, Eric Munn, will take you through the ins and outs of this exciting new modality. Bamboo massage can be used for both Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage and allows you to exercise very deep pressure without hurting yourself. It really takes the stress and strain off your hands!  The bamboo doesn't get as hot as stones, so there's much less risk of burns. The course outline will include the History of Bamboo, Contraindications, Use and Care of Bamboo Massage Tools, Hands on Application and Practice. 

In addition, the tuition includes a set of 8 multi-sizes bamboo massage tools, an instruction book and a DVD.


Monday and Tuesday, July 22+23rd

with Cheryl Chapman, RN, HNC, NCTMB
10am-6pm 16 CE Hours $325


Join Cheryl Chapman (past NJ AMTA President) for this dynamic two day hands-on prenatal and postpartum massage course.  Prenatal and postpartum massage is therapeutic bodywork focusing on the special needs of the expectant mother. 

This presentation will teach you the ins and outs of working with your pregnant client through every phase of the childbirth experience.  From common complaints like morning sickness, fatigue and mood swings, to back, neck and shoulder pain, contraindications and special points. 

Working with pregnancy is an exceptional experience that should be included in the services you offer, but undertaken only by massage practitioners with this type of extra training and insight.

*This class fulfills insurance requirements to work with pregnancy massage.

"Great! Cheryl was a joy and extremely knowledgeable and helpful."   Beth Ann Britt, LMT

"Love Cheryl!! What an amazing teacher, woman, and mentor."  Jen Weisenberg, LMT 
"I am honored to be in Cheryl's class! Anyone who is lucky enough to learn from her is truly receiving a great gift."
  Anonymous LMT


Wednesday and Thursday July 24+25th

Assessing and addressing soft tissue complaints for Upper and Lower Extremities
10am-6pm 16 CE Hours $325
with Mark Carangelo, LMT


The FIT Program was developed by Mark Carangelo, LMT, the Vice Chairman of the NJ Massage Board and massage school owner for over 16 years. Mr. Carangelo has worked with the New York Jets as well as a large clientele of world class athletes and his FIT Program represents the accumulation of 21 years of work in the clinical setting.

FIT is based on a multidisciplinary approach of therapies that integrate functional assessments along with myofascial release, trigger point therapy, stretching, corrective exercise (client home care) and joint mobilizations to facilitate an overall balance of the body resulting in structural integration, pain free movement and enhanced overall performance. Don't miss this workshop; Mr. Carangelo is a gifted instructor that will share his thousands of hours of clinical experience along with great clinical techniques. 

Included with this class is Mr. Carangelo's comprehensive 75 page manual.


"This is the future of the massage profession!" Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT



Monday, July 29th

10am-6pm 8 CE Hours $200
with Cheryl Chapman, RN, HNC, NCTMB


With increasing life expectancy, the growing aged population provides a viable client source for massage therapy. Generally not taught as part of the massage school curriculum, geriatric massage requires the study of specific techniques to provide safe and effective treatment. Geriatric massage holds an unlimited potential to dramatically increase your clientele by reaching out to an ever growing population that is well educated, possesses the financial resources and the inherent need to receive quality massage therapy. Learn aspects of aging, client assessment, cautions and contraindications and how to establish a geriatric practice with practical hands on approaches.


"This class was recommended to me from another person. This course was outstanding! Well worth the 4.5 hours drive to see Cheryl present this priceless information. Thank you so much! Tracy Cousins, LMT

"Great Class!" Janet Salerno, LMT


"As always, worth the time and money, and then some, for this exceptional training! Cheryl is a master of her craft and I am very grateful to have the opportunity to train with her. Thank you for the day! Susan Niven, LMT     











Personal Trainers since 1984 comes to the Parsippany Medical Complex!
Unique corporate fitness and wellness support and personal training for all ages and abilities.
Steve Guttman, B.S, LMT, CYT, Director
973 263 2399





Sifu Gary Carbone,   One to One Tai Chi/Chi Kung
small group or family classes.
Chi Kung
 for Individuals with Health Challenges
call New Jersey Massage
for appointments
973 263 2229

  "I've been studying with Gary for decades,
he's a bona fide Tai Chi Master,
who is humble, honest, clear and powerful."  
Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT 



Never a charge for meditation class ever! 

Join Larry in his 37th year of teaching the Sacred Heart Meditation. 
The sacred heart meditation is learning how to still your mind, focus your intentions and keep an open heart. It's a mastery class where you learn how to master your lower self.

Next Meditation Class at Terra Sky is


Thursday JULY 11th at 8pm


Put it on your calendar and please join us for an evening of spiritual fire!

   (908) 277-1222


Sunday Professional Massage Therapy Clinic:


Next Clinic dates are  

Sundays July 7 + 21st   Reserve your space early.  


$55 for one hour  


Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage,

with our wonderful massage therapists. 


Call our main office to schedule your appointment, (973) 263-2229.  

These great massages are at our  

Parsippany Medical Complex location only.



Clinic gift certificates make great gifts too.


"A massage in gifted hands is much more than a physical experience. With New Jersey Massage, it is a deep, relaxing journey that allows one's whole body to de-stress and come into balance." 


Robert Abramson, D.D.S., M.D






This month's specials: Take $20 off

  • Deep Tissue Massage Therapy Facial  combines the beautifying deep relaxation of a massage therapy facial with the pain relieving expertise of deep tissue massage.


  • Traditional Barefoot Shiatsu   extraordinary one hour acupressure treatment


  • Muscle Stripping  this is an amazing technique that renews your legs, strips down and lengthens the muscles and it is said touted as a technique that lessens the appearance of cellulite. Great for athletes!

  Discount applies to first time customers for these special services.

At our Parsippany, Livingston, Fairfield and North Caldwell offices.


"That's the best massage I've ever had"

Five Packs, Ten Packs, Luxury Combination Packages

*Medical Massage and EVERY style, serving every price range*


"This is a highly trained medical massage team addressing soft tissue complaints with refined, neuromuscular hands-on therapy. Whether you are tight or in pain, just want to get flexible, or feel younger and look your best, these are the people to go to; this is the place to go."  Dr. Henry Katz, M.D., Internal Medicine


(973) 263-2229





Compiled or written by Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT  



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Does Coconut Oil Clog Arteries?


Yogi Berra Tries to Explain Jazz 
Interviewer: Can you explain jazz?
Yogi: "I can't, but I will. 90% of all jazz is half improvisation. The other half is the part people play while others are playing something they never played with anyone who played that part. So if you play the wrong part, it's right. If you play the right part, it might be right if you play it wrong enough. But if you play it too right, it's wrong."

Interviewer: "I don't understand."
Yogi: "Anyone who understands jazz knows that you can't understand it. It's too complicated. That's what's so simple about it."

Interviewer: "Do you understand it?"
Yogi: "No. That's why I can explain it. If I understood it, I wouldn't know anything about it."

Interviewer: "Are there any great jazz players alive today?"
Yogi: "No. All the great jazz players alive today are dead. Except for the ones that are still alive. But so many of them are dead, that the ones that are still alive are dying to be like the ones that are dead. Some would kill for it."

Interviewer: "What is syncopation?"
Yogi: "That's when the note that you should hear now happens either before or after you hear it. In jazz, you don't hear notes when they happen because that would be some other type of music. Other types of music can be jazz, but only if they're the same as something different from those other kinds."

Interviewer: "Now I really don't understand."
Yogi: "I haven't taught you enough for you to not understand jazz that well."


EPA Reverses Itself on Fluoride

By Deirdre Imus

Published February 22, 2011


For decades, fluoride has been marketed and heralded as essential for good dental hygiene and used in most toothpastes and mouthwashes. In addition, parents have been routinely encouraged to give their kids cavity-fighting fluoride treatments when they visit the dentist.

Beginning in the late 1940s, aided by mass industry lead lobbying campaigns, the government encouraged municipal water authorities to add fluoride to their community's drinking water. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 70 percent of the U.S. population ingests fluoride through their community drinking water today and they want this percentage to continue to climb. This is in stark contrast to other developed European nations were fluoride is rarely added to drinking water - Britain provides only about 10 percent of their population with fluoridated water.

The "experts" and the government told us fluoride would strengthen tooth enamel, help prevent tooth decay and is, of course, perfectly safe.

"Community water fluoridation is an equitable, cost-effective, and cost-saving method of delivering fluoride to most people," noted Dr. William Maas, director of CDC's Division of Oral Health.

But that was then and this is now.

In a surprising reversal, last month EPA's announced that it intends to lower the maximum amount of fluoride in drinking water because of growing evidence supporting the chemical's possible deleterious effects to children's health.

In 2006, the National Academy of Sciences report that found dental fluorosis - caused by too much fluoride - capable of putting children at risk of developing other dental problems including the breakdown of tooth enamel, discoloration and pitting.

January's EPA recommendation reversal was made following a revised risk assessment study that found 2 out of 5 adolescents had tooth streaking or spottiness and some pitting as a result of excessive fluoride. In addition, other studies have found excessive ingestion of fluoride capable of increasing the risk of brittle bones leading to fractures and debilitating bone abnormalities.

There have always been fluoride critics who questioned the chemical's safety and challenged the decision to use fluoride in municipal drinking water. According to the Los Angeles Times, back in 2005, "the heads of 11 EPA unions, including those representing the agency's scientists, demanded that EPA reduce the permissible level of added fluoride in water to zero, citing research suggesting it can cause cancer. Other studies have pointed to neurotoxicity and hormone disruption from excessive fluoride".

It has taken the government more than 60 years to recognize - some would argue admit - that American children have been overexposed to this toxic, potentially harmful chemical.

In response to the EPA's sudden announcement, Jane Houlihan, senior vice-president of the Washington based non-profit Environmental Working Group, said, "this decision is another signal to the public to take care when it comes to exposures to industrial chemicals. What is considered safe today won't necessarily be thought safe tomorrow."

Our government has a pretty abysmal track record when it comes acknowledging the potential health risks associated with certain chemicals, particularly when its agencies have already determined these products as "safe", encouraged, and in some cases mandated their use. So it is somewhat encouraging to see the EPA acknowledging the need to revise their position on fluoride and should be commended for it.

Nonetheless, here is yet another example of why consumers, especially parents, need to be vigilant, do their own research and understand that sometimes the "experts" and the government can be wrong.

Deirdre Imus is the Founder and President of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health CenterTM at Hackensack University Medical Center and Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer. Deirdre is the author of four books, including three national bestsellers. She is a frequent speaker on green living and children's health issues, and is a contributor to For more information go to

Deirdre Imus, Founder of the site devoted to environmental health,, is President and Founder of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center™ at Hackensack  University Medical Center and Co-Founder/Co-Director of the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer. She is a New York Times best-selling author and a frequent contributor to, and Fox Business Channel. Check out her website at



Never, Ever Give Up. Arthur's Inspirational Transformation!

Arthur Boorman was a disabled veteran of the Gulf War for 15 years, and was told by his doctors that he would never be able to walk on his own, ever again.



At the end of the talk someone from the audience
asked the Dalai Lama, "Why didn't you fight back against
the Chinese?" The Dalai Lama looked down, swung his feet
just a bit, then looked back up at us and said with a gentle smile, "Well, war is obsolete, you know." Then, after a few moments, his face grave, he said, "Of course the mind can rationalize fighting back...but the heart, the heart would never understand.
Then you would be divided in yourself, the heart and the mind, and  
the war would be inside you."